KHATUN Mahfuza < Back  
Sport Swimming
CGA Bangladesh   
Gender Women
Born 07 Nov 1990 in Jessore, BAN
Height1.58 m
Weight 50 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Husband Shajahan Ali Rony
Residence Dhaka, BAN
Occupation Serves in the Navy
Languages Bengali, English
Higher education Journalism - University of Chittagong: Bangladesh
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began swimming at home as a young child, before joining BKSP in 2003.
Why this sport? She took up swimming by chance, as she had grown with aspirations of becoming a top-level track and field athlete. It was only when she got into a pool to find some solace after arriving late and missing an athletics meet that her talent as a swimmer was discovered.
Club / Team Navy: Bangladesh
Name of coach Park Tae-Gun [national], KOR
General Interest
Nicknames Shila (ntvbd.com, 10 Feb 2016)
Injuries She dislocated her knee during a race at the 2016 Bangladesh Championships. (thedailystar.net, 28 Nov 2016)
Awards and honours She was named Sportsperson of the Year for 2016 by the Bangladesh Sports Press Association. (thedailystar.net, 31 Jan 2017)
Famous relatives Her husband Shajahan Ali Rony won a bronze medal in the 50m breaststroke at the 2016 South Asian Games in Guwahati, India. (thedailystar.net, 20 Mar 2018)
Ambitions To improve the popularity of women's sport in Bangladesh. (thedailystar.net, 04 Mar 2016)
Other information FAMILY SUPPORT
She sold the two gold medals she won at the 2016 South Asian Games in Guwahati, India, to pay her father's medical bills, and to help support her family. (ntvbd.com, 10 Feb 2016)